m001 Sparkling Show Mead, Blueberry

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Submitted By: Moonpile (Shared)
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Brewer: Justin
Batch Size: 5.25 galStyle: Dry Mead (24A)
Boil Size: 7.16 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 2.5 SRMEquipment: 3 Keggles
Bitterness: 0.0 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.079 (19.1° P)
Est FG: 0.982 SG (-4.6° P)Fermentation: My Aging Profile
ABV: 12.8%Taste Rating: 30.0

Ingredients
Amount Name Type #
7 pkgs Lalvin 71B-1122 (Lallemand - Lalvin #71B-1122) Yeast 1
2.20 g Wyeast Wine Nutrient Blend (Primary 0 days) Misc 2
12 lbs Honey, Blueberry Varietal (1.0 SRM) Sugar 3

Taste Notes

This is fantastic stuff. In fact I think I'll have one right now, about eight months after brew day. Will it get better? Probably, but it's very drinkable now on tap with a high carb.

Notes

At first pitched 3 packs of yeast that were rehydrated in warm water for 20 min, per the yeast instructions. After about five days there was no airlock activity, so I opened the bucket and pitched four more packs of yeast directly. It did seem there was a bit of bubbling upon visual inspection before re-pitching. Within a few hours there was vigorous activity which lasted for several days. Noticable airlock activity continued for about two weeks.